carnaubaCarnauba Wax is obtained from the leaves of the palm tree known in Latin as ‘Copernica Cerifera’, which is also referred to as the "Tree of Life". The Carnauba palm flourishes in northeastern regions within Brazil, and proliferates naturally along riverbanks, streams and damp low-lands.

The tree exudes wax through the petioles of its fan-shaped leaves, which prevent dehydration in the equatorial climate. The palm leaves, harvested in the dry months occurring from September through February are sun-dried and mechanically thrashed to separate the wax from the leaf. The color and quality of the wax are governed by the age of the leaves and care used in processing.

Strahl & Pitsch produces a cosmetic, pharmaceutical and confectionery grade product as well as a USDA Certified Organic product. We also offer grades suitable for a wide range of industrial applications.

Carnauba Wax is considered among the hardest of natural waxes and produces a very durable film. It has a high melt point, enhances oil retention, is valued as a stable co-emulsifier agent and is an exceptional polishing aid.


Grades Available:

  • No #1 Yellow (Type 1)
  • NC #3 Light(Type 3)
  • NC #3 Dark (Type 4-Filtered)

Applications include:

Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Ointments, Tablet Coatings, Candles, Confections, Investment Casting, Auto, Floor and Shoe Polishes, Carbon Paper, Inks and Paper Coatings, Fruit Coatings.


Carnauba Wax is compatible with most vegetable and mineral waxes and a large variety of natural and synthetic resins.


S & P Number Grade Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II
Flash Point Minimum Acid Value Saponification Value Paraffinic Hydrocarbons Color
63 Type 1 80.0°C - 86.0°C 240°C 2-7 78-95 2% Max. Yellow
63 NF Type 1 Meets Current
NF Requirements
240°C 2-7 78-95 2% Max. Yellow
63P NF Type 1 80.0°C - 86.0°C 240°C 2-7 78-95 2% Max. Yellow
63XFP NF Type 1 80.0°C - 86.0°C 240°C 2-7 78-95 2% Max. Yellow
63 ORG * Type 1 80.0°C - 86.0°C 240°C 2-7 78-95 2% Max. Yellow
200 Type 3 82.5°C - 86.0°C 220°C 4-11 78-95 2% Max. Tan
8 Type 4 82.5°C - 86.0°C 220°C 4-10 78-95 2% Max. Brown

S & P Number 60 Mesh 120 Mesh 200 Mesh 325 Mesh      
63P NF 98% 75% 50% 20%      
63 XFP NF 99% 98% 65% 40%      

S & P Number Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II
Penetration 100/25 Deg. C/5 Acid Value Saponification Value Color
263 75.0°C - 86.0°C 3-8 2-7 76-95 Pale Yellow

S & P Number Melting Point Open Cap.
Tube USP Class II
Acid Value Saponification Value Volatile Matter Insoluble Impurities Color Typical Mesh Minimum
Hard - SP- 81°C Min. 4-10 78-98 Nil Nil Yellow 75% Thru 120 Mesh
Soft - SP-423 81°C Min. 6-12 80-100 Nil Nil Yellow 75% Thru 120 Mesh



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Country of Origin: USA
Carnauba Wax is FDA approved for end use under regulations 21CFR 184.1978 and 175.320 and is CTFA listed
Carnauba Wax is GRAS listed
Strahl and Pitsch’s Carnauba Waxes do not contain any preservatives.
Carnauba Wax Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS#) is 1521.10.0040.


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